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Metro 431 — Best Schools/Cafes — Available Now

Auckland's Best Schools, Chris Parker, Dalton Papalii, Vladimir Putin, the sad fate of the iMax building and more!

Metro 431 — Best Schools/Cafes — Available Now

Jun 16, 2021 What's On

We’ve made another issue!

The Winter 2021 issue is out on newsstands 17 June. Somehow we’ve managed to make it even bigger, with more pages, words and photos than any Metro since, like, 1989. Or maybe before.

What’s in it?


Our annual Best Schools special thanks to Land Rover Discovery, including results charts of (nearly) every school in Auckland, a look at the draft New Zealand history curriculum, a photo essay of classrooms in absentia and Chris Hipkins on getting te reo Māori back into schools.

How Chris Parker felt.

What the hell is going on with the abandoned IMAX centre?

Top 50 cafes.


All of regular columns from Morgan Godfery, Matthew Hooton, Angella Dravid and Madeleine Holden.

Profiles of Crystal Choi and Dalton Papalii.

The lowdown on Auckland’s ghost kitchens; where to eat panipopo in Auckland; a definitive ranking of all the anchovies we could get our hands on; restaurant reviews of Mela , Stanley Ave, Prego and Ghost Street.

How fantasy writer Steff Green turned self-publishing into a six-figure income; new art gallery Coastal Signs; bets on the Walter’s Prize; Lana Lopesi on the internet; Rose Lu on mechanical keyboards; Anna Rankin on All Tito’s Children; my life in clothes with Sian & Tina Kolose; Vladmir Putin and more.

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Metro N°442 is Out Now.

In the Autumn 2024 issue of Metro we celebrate the best of Tāmaki Makaurau — 100 great things about life in Auckland, including our favourite florist, furniture store, cocktail, basketball court, tree, make-out spot, influencer, and psychic. The issue also includes the Metro Wine Awards, the battle over music technology company Serato, the end of The Pantograph Punch, the Billy Apple archives, a visit to Armenia, viral indie musician Lontalius, the state of fine dining, and the time we bombed West Auckland to kill a moth. Plus restaurants, movies, politics, astrology, and more.

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